Exciting News!

As of April 1, 2023, Nexsen Pruet will merge with
Maynard Cooper & Gale. 

Together we are 

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We look forward to serving our clients from 23 offices and with 550 attorneys coast-to-coast.


We are actively involved in Charleston's maritime community, including memberships in such organizations as the Maritime Association of the Port of Charleston and the Propeller Club of Charleston.

The firm represents the Charleston Branch Pilots Association (Charleston Harbor Pilots), Charleston Navigation Co., and The State Ports Authority.

Our attorneys have a broad range of experience handling maritime matters, including:

  • Jones Act matters
  • Cargo claims
  • Collision and allision claims
  • Ship purchases
  • Vessel mortgages
  • General marine finance transactions, including the preparation of charter agreements, bills of sale, preferred ship mortgages, and other documents
  • Product liability and warranty disputes
  • Marine insurance coverage matters
  • Marine negligence claims
  • Vessel arrests, and associated matters



  • Nexsen Pruet's China Team

    The commercial connections between the US and China have multiplied exponentially over the past decade. Val Stieglitz and Weiwei Sun discuss how Nexsen Pruet assists Chinese businesses in the US market and US businesses dealing with Chinese business partners.

  • Nexsen Pruet's International Practices

    Nexsen Pruet provides decades of experience, language capabilities, and unique cultural understanding when assisting international clients in the U.S. and U.S. clients conducting business abroad. International team leader Val Stieglitz shares how we can help with all of your international legal matters.

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